“An Enriching Day Camp in Philadelphia PA’s Main Line Suburbs – Merion Station PA!”




Ages 5 to 8

June 11th to August 3rd

Register for 1-8 weeks!

Waldron Mercy Academy – 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066

  • At Exploration Junior Specialty Camp, Experience a High Quality Day Camp Where Your Child is our PRIORITY!

  • Open to Waldron & Non-Waldron Students

  • 25+ Enriching Major & Minor Activity Options for Summer 2018!

  • 1 TO 6 Adult Staff Member to Camper Ratio…or better

  • To ensure lots of PERSONAL ATTENTION for each child, we are only enrolling 70 campers maximum per week. Registration is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Accredited by the American Camp Association



Exploration Junior Specialty Camp is a well-rounded summer day camp where campers LEARN a lot, make FRIENDS, have FUN, and DISCOVER their PASSION!  At camp, our mission is to provide a SAFE, WELCOMING and FRIENDLY environment where every individual is valued, included, and HAPPY! Our “Junior Specialty Camp” model introduces campers ages 5 to 8 to specialized areas of interest so they can develop their skills, find a passion, and pursue their dreams!

At Lavner Camps, we love camp and experiential, hands-on learning. We drive innovation in the education industry by providing cutting-edge learning experiences in a super fun camp environment. Our specialty departments research and develop curricula all year, and take pride in creating camps that offer next-level experiences and opportunities for our campers.

We develop our Award-Winning camp programs all year – Our Expert Leadership Team has backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, Rutgers University, EMU, Temple University, and more, and of course, tons of camp experience!

At Exploration Junior Specialty Camp, campers choose two activities to focus on each week from areas including Sports, Arts, Technology, and Academics. Campers learn from skilled instructors who are engaging, love kids, and contribute to an awesome camp environment! Daily All-Camp Activities and Weekly Camp Themes provide added excitement each week at camp.  Located at Waldron Mercy Academy, campers attend camp in a beautiful private school setting with top-notch facilities (yes, there is air conditioning when indoors!). Keep reading to find out more about this incredible camp experience!

Regular Camp Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm

Early Arrival Option:  8:00am to 9:00am

Extended Day Option:  3:30pm to 6:00pm


Check out some of the new activities at Exploration Junior Specialty Camp for 2018:

Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, App Design, Electrical Engineering for Kids, Robotics, Computer Coding, 3D Printing, Digital Photography, Baking, Acting, Cartooning, Mural Making, Puppetry, Wearable Technology, Doll Making, Brain Building Games, Entrepreneurship for Kids, Geography and Mapmaking, Math Boost, Physics for Kids, Reading and Writing Boost, Spanish Immersion, Model Rocketry and Drones, and more!

We are excited to announce our Weekly Themes for 2018:

Green Fun, Jurassic Times, Space Exploration, Celebration of Nations, Wildlife, Innovation Week, Events Week, and Color War!



Lavner Camps offers 35+ “cutting-edge” Specialty Day Camps throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Maryland, Missouri, Exploration Junior Specialty Camp at Waldron Mercy Academy, TECH R3VOLUTION™ – a day and residential computer & technology camp in Pennsylvania, New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles, and a CIT Leadership Program. Working within the Lavner Philosophy of expertly designed curriculum, dynamic instructors and staff, personalized attention for campers, great locations, and an emphasis on safety, Lavner Camps creates a unique atmosphere of learning, friendship, and fun!

We are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and carry our practices to other states. Why is this so important for your child? The ACA provides 400+ guidelines for health and safety, which is a huge factor in providing a safe camp environment. We invest in best safety practices and ACA accreditation because YOUR child deserves the best.

513 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066
Situated on a 35-acre campus and nestled in the town of Merion Station, PA (located in Philadelphia PA’s Main Line suburbs), Waldron Mercy Academy is the perfect setting for Exploration Junior Specialty Camp. Waldron’s beautiful school building includes state-of-the-art-facilities with spacious classrooms, an indoor gym, a theater, a tech center, an expansive library, music rooms, a large cafeteria, sports fields…and of course, air conditioning! With first class facilities, lots of space, and a convenient location, Exploration Junior Specialty Camp at Waldron is a true summer camp destination!



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Below is a snapshot of our tuition.  For more details, please click on the “Camp Tuition” link on the right side of the page.

Full Week, Full Days 9:00am to 3:30pm

Additional Camp Options:

Early Arrival – 8:00am to 9:00am

Extended Day – 3:30pm to 6:00pm


Early Registration Discount: SAVE $30 per camp week when you submit registration and full payment for a camper by March 1, 2018 for one (1) or more camp weeks (full week, full days only).

Multi-Week Discounts: Multi-Week discounts are already built into tuition… The more weeks you register for, the more you save! Multi-Week Savings (2 or more weeks) are based off of standard one-week tuition rate.

Additional Sibling Discount:  SAVE $30 per week for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th… sibling! This discount applies only to the additional sibling(s), where the siblings are registered for the same full week, full days of camp (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm). The “first child” is the sibling registered for the most weeks (full week/full days only). Additional siblings are the “2nd, 3rd, 4th child, etc.”  All Additional Sibling Discounts are applied by our camp office within fourteen (14) days of your registration.

Referral Program:  Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Camps Account for the next camp season (Summer 2019) for each “new family” you refer who registers their child for at least one full week of Lavner Camps during Summer 2018  (Monday to Friday, full days only).

The Early Registration Discount and Sibling Discount cannot be combined, and are not combined with any other Lavner Camps’ offerings (Specialty Day Camps, TECH R3VOLUTION™, or the CIT Leadership Program). In this case, the higher discount value is awarded. The Multi Week Savings Discount can combine with either the Early Registration Discount or Additional Sibling Discount (if applicable).

Referral Fees can be combined with any of the above discounts.

Please see the Camp Tuition Webpage for all terms and conditions.



Families have the option of purchasing lunch or packing lunch for their child.

If a child has a food allergy, the child’s family is required to pack lunch each day for this child, and lunch may not be purchased through camp.  Our third party food service vendors are not able to guarantee that the lunches are free from food allergens and/or free from any cross contamination.

Camp families may purchase a catered lunch from our third party vendor for $38/week on each family’s Lavner Camps account, or camp families may pack a lunch for their child.  If purchasing a catered lunch, families must do so through their online account no later than the Friday prior to the camp week.  Lavner Camps is a “Nut-Aware” camp as defined on our General Information webpage, and while our caterer provides some “Nut-Aware” options on our camp menu, the caterer is not nut free and meals may contain traces of nut product.

Lunch Menu – Wawa – Click To Enlarge

Please Note:  The lunch menu is subject to change.


For the safety of our campers, we are a Nut-Aware camp.  Please do not send any nut products to camp with your child.  While we are a “Nut-Aware” camp, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.



For more information, check out our links on the right side navigation of this page.  You can also email us at [email protected] or call our office at (610) 664-8800.  We are more than happy to help you with registration for camp and answer any questions you may have!

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